• APS-C 365.0mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
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  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Sony NEX-C3 advantages over Samsung Galaxy NX

  • Lens selection
    Good vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Fast startup
    ~1.20 vs 2.7 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Higher effective ISO
    1,083 vs 910 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Lighter weight
    497g vs 718g
    Lighter weight

Samsung Galaxy NX advantages over Sony NEX-C3

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Newer
    4 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    2765k vs 922k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 16.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.2 fps vs 5.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    15 vs 10 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/6000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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Review Excerpt

  • Very small body, refined build. Large sensor for good light gathering. Various low-light shooting modes to improve results. HD video mode with real-time autofocus.

  • Menu-driven interface is sometimes confusing, making quickly finding what you want difficult. Camera may be too small for some.

The Competition

Compared to Sony NEX-5

Sony NEX-C3
Sony NEX-5
  • $559
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Samsung Galaxy NX
Sony NEX-5
  • $1297
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX-C3
Sony NEX-5N
  • $559
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Shoots 24p video
  • Shoots 1080p video
Samsung Galaxy NX
Sony NEX-5N
  • $1297
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Canon EOS M

Sony NEX-C3
Canon EOS M
  • $559
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
Samsung Galaxy NX
Canon EOS M
  • $1297
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • External Mic Jack
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Samsung NX300

Sony NEX-C3
Samsung NX300
  • $559
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $750
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
Samsung Galaxy NX
Samsung NX300
  • $1297
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $750
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup

Compared to Samsung NX30

Sony NEX-C3
Samsung NX30
  • $559
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Lighter weight
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
Samsung Galaxy NX
Samsung NX30
  • $1297
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
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